shofar

The Call of the Shofar Listen to Rabbi Mordechai Zeller, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel emissary program, as he explains why he’s blowing the shofar publicly across the Cambridge University campus, where he and his wife are serving as chaplains. Sounding a Shofar in the Heart of Cambridge, England. Rabbi Mordechai Zeller, OTS's Straus-Amiel Rabbinical …

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Many secular Israelis desperately seek a connection to their Jewish heritage, but they aren’t sure where to go to find it — and the last place they want to look is in a synagogue. “But just because someone doesn’t feel comfortable going to shul doesn’t mean he or she should not be able to participate …

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While Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are arguably the most celebrated of the Jewish festivals in the Diaspora, ironically, these High Holidays are often devoid of meaning for many Israeli Jews who identify as secular, and who see them as little more than vacation from school or work.  Our Yachad Program Jewish Cultural Facilitators have …

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